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“Enjoyed a fabulous meal at Licorice Restaurant Nicolway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Licorish Bistro

Licorish Bistro
Cnr Wedgewood Link & William Nicol Drive | 26`03`1005``S 28`01`1333``E, Johannesburg 2194, South Africa
011 706 0991
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Ranked #10 of 817 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary, Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is at the new Nicolway Mall at Bryanston. http://www.nicolwaybryanston.co.za/location.htm
Sandton, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyed a fabulous meal at Licorice Restaurant Nicolway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I was very uncertain when first booking at Licorice Restaurant NicolwayI, but was very splendidly surprised. We were a group of 4. I had the Duck and brinjal. Around the table the was the ribeye steak and the pork belly. The food was amazing. The sweets menu not as amazing, but we had a really unexpected great experience overall. On a windy cool evening stay clear of sitting next to one of the outside doors. I will be back and I will recommend.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great new find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

What a great experience really enjoyed the trio of fillet fantastic flavours, licorish ice cream was fantastic!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Unusual combinations, great taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

You cannot describe the food as fusion, but as perfectly prepared dishes with a twist - a twist that works and which adds a new and unexpected taste dimension. This is the most innovative food in Johannesburg. The service is excellent, the owner most attentive, and the wine selection well thought out. You will not be disappointed

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Amazing food in Joburg!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

A very unexpected experience! We were looking for a last minute sunday night restaurant, entered another mall and settled for Licorish restaurant, as it was one of the only one open!
The experience was great from A to Z, great service, beautiful menu! So nice to see new stuffs on a menu, changing from chicken livers, stuffed mushrooms....
Everything was so delicious! Very well priced for the food they served!
The strawberries crumble and licorish Ice Cream is a must!!!! Exceptionnal!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Interesting and extraordinary food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Licorish Bistro is one of my new favourite restaurants in Jozi.

The food is so unusual, but really delicious. From interesting breakfasts that make plain egg and bacon options seem dull (like their eggs in sweet susheba with chorizo) to their street food menu (try the bunny chow. It's scrumptious*), every menu item is well thought out. While some of the combinations sound strange, they work. My favourites so far are the seared tuna steak with wasabi potatoes, the Ostrich fillet with baba ganoush** and beetroot chutney and, for dessert, the completely amazing fennel and honey cheesecake with smoked chocolate and Pernod jelly.

I chose to have my birthday dinner at Licorish because my husband and I both enjoy the food there so much, but I must admit it's not somewhere I could take my fussy family to eat as the food would be "too complicated" for my dad and brother, who are very much "meat, rice and potatoes" men.

For those who like something out of the ordinary, however, Licorish is fabulous. The service is also brilliant and while the Nicolway restaurant strip can get very noisy on weekends, the ambiance is pleasant too.

*For non-South Africans, bunny chow is bread stuffed with curry. It has nothing to do with real bunnies, I promise.
** A type of eggplant dip

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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